Cambodia Morning News For November 24

Cambodia Morning News For November 24

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s Hun Sen warns his party it could still lose election
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned his party it could still lose next year’s election even after the banning of the opposition and demanded that it improve its image, according to a recording leaked online on Thursday.
— Reuters

No opposition to Cambodia’s lack of opposition
The prospect of a political equilibrium in Cambodia faded when the Cambodian Supreme Court dissolved the country’s only opposition party on 16 November.
— East Asia Forum

Locals see parallels to Mugabe
The ousting of long-serving Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has prompted comparisons between his rule and that of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, parallels that seemed to resonate with everyday Cambodians yesterday despite the ruling party’s rejection of them.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Request Cambodian King to Appoint Foreign Government Adviser
Prime Minister Hun Sen will ask King Norodom Sihamoni to nominate Jonh E. Rice, Vice President of the U.S General Electric Company (GE), as a government adviser.
— Fresh News

WB looks past Cambodia pressures
CAMBODIA’S economy is predicted to remain strong and resilient for the next two years, fuelled by a shift to higher value-added manufacturing, despite lingering concerns over political stability and slower growth in the construction and garment sectors, the World Bank said in a review of economy.
— The Nation

Swiss Investors to Seek Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
Investors from major Swiss companies visited Cambodia in order to seek investment opportunities after seeing Cambodia’s development momentum.
— Fresh News

Real estate investors eye coastal islands
Cambodia is home to some of the world’s most astoundingly beautiful islands, bursting at the seams with white sand, clear water and an overabundance of flora and fauna.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: Hun Sen
Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of Cambodia’s political situation.
— The Nation

New benefits for workers
Maids, labourers and other so-called “informal workers” are set to receive free health care and maternity benefits next year – as long as they can get their employer to register them with the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

7 Cambodian Women Selected for 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Seven Cambodian women have been chosen to take part in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India next week.

Donaco seeks to oust partner from Star floor
Asian casino operator Donaco International will seek an injunction through the Cambodian courts against a former Thai business partner that has continued to operate a gaming floor at the Star Paradise border casino in Poipet, a property that sits adjacent to the company’s flagship Star Vegas Resort, gaming site GGR Asia reported yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Confirel wins sweet honour
Cambodian-based specialty food producer Confirel won first prize for its Thnot Organic Sugar at the 15th Asean Food Conference in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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